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From: Braden N. McDaniel (braden_at_[hidden])
Date: 2000-02-23 20:39:06

On Wed, 23 Feb 2000, Beman Dawes wrote:

> Isn't the issue of how to configure for a given platform separable
> from how to build the binary library for the platform? Of course, if
> any configuration has to be done, it must be done first.

I don't think autoconf/automake/libtool are sufficiently non-intrusive to
fully mesh with the process you described in your other posting. Here is a
rough overview of the process...

If one is using automake, one writes scripts. You'll need one
of these in each directory involved in the build process. Running automake
in the top-level directory recurses the subdirectories and generates a from each If you're not using automake, you
author the's directly.

In the top-level directory, you write a script called
Running autoconf on this yields the configure script. Running the
configure script checks a bunch of stuff about your system, and generates
Makefile's from the's. If you're using an autoconf config
header, it gets generated at this point, too.

Braden N. McDaniel

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